Awesome Forces! 

Vistors exploring Awesome Forces. Photographed by Norman Heke. Te Papa. 2011

Learn all about earthquakes and volcanoes as you explore the inner workings of our amazing planet, in this hands-on education programme.

Journey deep into the centre of our planet, and discover the forces that shape the landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand. Piece together the puzzle of plate tectonics, and carry out hands-on investigations into why we experience earthquakes and volcanoes. Then work out the best way to prepare ourselves for these natural events.

Programme information

Availability: Year round

Learning areas and strands: Science – Planet Earth and Beyond: Earth systems

Year level: Years 38

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost per student: $6.50 (Teachers and parent helpers are free)

Full programme information: Essential reading prior to attending this programme. 

Download programme outline (PDF, 63.5kB)


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